Regarding the building announcement Biden said:
“the substance and timing of the announcement, particularly with the launching of proximity talks, is precisely the kind of step that undermines the trust we need right now and runs counter to the constructive discussions that I’ve had here in Israel.”
Saeb Erekat is whining that this is eroding the trust needed to move forward. Am I missing something? When was there ever any trust? You got a sweet deal in 2000 and launched an intifada. Since Oslo more than 1500 Jews have been killed, mostly by "moderate" Fatah terrorists led by Erekat's "president" Mahmoud Abbas. So kindly go shove it up your silk suit wearing ass Saeb.
The reason that dum-dum and the White House are so mad is because he and his boss have not been listening to the government of Israel since they are too busy trying to stick her neck out for the Arab knives. It has been made quite clear to the world, again and again, even at Bar Ilan when Bibi first bowed to the idea of a Falacstinian state: Jerusalem is the united capital of Israel, not to be divided, and Jews will build there, regardless of what the world says.
This announcement is timed to do one thing, to counter the Arab League plan to engage Israel in "indirect talks" until she submits to freezing construction in Jerusalem, as well as Judea and Samaria. Today it is quite clear, or at least it should be, that this is not on Israel's agenda.
Ironically, Biden's boss's Department of State today shockingly failed to condemn the announcement of the 112 units to be built in Beitar Illit, saying it does not violate the freeze, though Israel should be cautious (Hat tip to Daled Amos for still having the stomach to read Haaretz). Cautious about what, that the Falacstinians will get mad, or the UN will pitch a hissy? Every morning they wake up to find Israel still exists is a bad day for those turds.
The fact is that the United States had this little wake up call coming. They are the ones that backed the Arab League decision to promote these talks based on the premise that the goal would be to attempt to force Israel to stop building in the city that has been the capital of the Jewish people since King David. But really, should we expect anything less from the U.S. government? As far as it is concerned Jerusalem is not even a part of Israel, which is why American nationals born in Jerusalem cannot denote Israel as their country of birth, which has been the case since at least Ronald Reagan (yes Jewish conservative worshippers of Ronald Reagan, not only did that jackass lay a wreath on the graves of SS officers, his administration failed to even acknowledge Jerusalem as being in Israel. Still worshipping the Grecian Formula calf? Yeah, you probably are). Now, if only Carp Face Mitchell, Biden, and the rest of the circus would just go home.
But Joe, throw us a bone. Say something utterly offensive or stupid. At least sing the Villages jingle...
He did say:
"A peace agreement will require both parties to make some historically bold commitments. You have done it before, and I am confident for world peace you will do it again."
I suppose he means Israel has done it before since the Arabs have never committed to anything other than continuing to kill Jews. If Fatah and Hamas, the PFLP, Islamic Jihad, etc all committed to dropping dead, that would be bold, and most welcome.